• Portland Planning Board gets ball rolling on Commercial Street hotel, condo project

    7 monthes ago - By Press Herald

    A Portland developer plans to begin construction this fall on a new hotel and condominiums at the former Rufus Deering Lumber Co. site on Commercial Street after the city's Planning Board gave formal approval this week to the project's first phase.
    Joe Dasco of Deering Property Management LLC said the first phase will include a 157-room hotel and 89-unit condo building with first-floor retail at 383 Commercial St. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to give the green light to Phase One.
    “It's a big and necessary step that's behind us now,” Dasco said Thursday.
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